Category Archives: Food

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part I: Salsa Roja

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Salsa Roja – The perfect Mexican Condiment. That was the working title of this post which was to center on the most flavorful and versatile of Mexican condiments: Salsa roja! Not many paragraphs into the introduction, the working title warped into something more along the lines of “Mexican Food: A Love Affair!”. When, a few […]

Perfect Falafel: A Vegan Favorite and Middle Eastern Classic

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How does one cook the perfect falafel…? That’s an odd question for a carnivore to raise, I know, but, you see… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been obsessed with falafel! The humble and traditional Middle Eastern chickpea fritters that have taken the world by storm: Herbaceous, spicy and tasty, light yet filling and […]

Sauce Demi-Glace Recipe: How To Make The Ultimate Classic French Sauce

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Ah, Sauce Demi-Glace… The perfect beefy sauce! A most treasured, often misunderstood curiosity of the French sauce kitchen – an important part of French culinary history that is mastered by few but cherished by many lovers of French haute cuisine. Sauce Demi-Glace atop a beautiful piece of Rib Eye Steak… Life on earth is good! Today […]

Sauce Espagnole Recipe: How to make Escoffier’s Famous Mother Sauce

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In today’s blog post, we explore a cornerstone of the French kitchen: Today we talk sauce. More to the point, we talk Sauce Espagnole – a classic brown sauce and one of the famous mother sauces of the French kitchen. Sauce Espagnole – A mother of a sauce! Sauce Espagnole – or Spanish Sauce if […]

Homemade beef stock: Your perfect go-to stock recipe!

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Homemade beef stock is about the most beautiful and rewarding culinary project you will ever undertake…

“There is something almost meditative about reducing love into a stock” said friend, fellow blogger and out-doorsy cooking wizard Jakob “Gourmensch” Nusbaum once. And he’s right, you know?